Dr Leigh Griffin

Chair of the Board of Governors

Leigh graduated with a BA in Geography from University of Wales and went on to complete his PhD in the epidemiology of mental ill-health/statistical modelling at University of Bristol. He has over 30 years NHS experience and a detailed understanding of health and social care and current policy. He has led a number of NHS commissioning and commissioning support organisations, managed complex programmes of change, and has a strong track record of strategic leadership, turnaround, and transformational change. He ‘retired’ from the NHS in 2016.

Having chaired numerous NHS meetings, he has a comprehensive knowledge of governance, risk, financial probity and health and performance improvement with a strong strategic focus. Over the last few years, Leigh has also undertaken a range of Non-Executive and trustee roles,  including since 2018 as a Non-Executive member of the Board of the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust where he is Chair of the Charitable Funds Committee and acts as the Trust’s well-being guardian. He is also a trustee for the Brandon Trust which provides support for people with learning disabilities and autism.

Leigh, who lives in Shropshire, has a clear understanding of the importance of good governance and effective communications and relationships with internal and external stakeholders. He has a passion for education and lifelong learning and the transformational change it can make to the lives of people of all ages and social backgrounds.